First of all, I'm so glad you're here! I value connection with each and every one of my clients, and I can't wait to learn more about you!

I’m a fine art photographer, known for my clean, timeless style, and beautiful use of natural light. I document your day or your session with a focus on relaxed, natural portraits, and candid moments; all while showcasing that gorgeous Hawaiian backdrop. But the relationship we build begins long before we meet IRL; from the very first email, you can rest assured that I’ll take care of you every step of the way. With 15 years of experience and literally thousands of weddings, elopements, and sessions under my belt, I know what it takes to get the shot. I’ll help you plan all the details to ensure I capture images that perfectly document your once-in-a-lifetime memories. You’re going to love the experience of working with me as much as you love your photos!

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There's no place I'd rather call home.



I love shooting film! To me, it instantly invokes nostalgia. It has a depth and timelessness that can't quite be duplicated with digital photography



I'm equally happy island hopping in Hawaii or galavanting around the US or around the world!



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Though I've been obsessed with photography since childhood, my path to this career wasn't linear. I earned a degree in architecture and design, but corporate life left me unfulfilled. It wasn't until I stumbled into wedding photography that I felt that spark. I began shooting weddings in my hometown of Minneapolis in 2007. Two years later, I left that corporate job to pursue my passion full time. For over a decade I built a successful business, working with my dream clients and the best planners, florists, and vendors! I shot weddings not only in Minneapolis, but around the country, and around the world. Even though I had a life and career I loved, I’ve always had a major case of wanderlust, and adventure was calling. In 2018, I followed my heart; my dream of eternal summer. I packed my worldly possessions into five suitcases and boarded a plane with my dog and a one way ticket to Honolulu. It was one of the riskiest things I’ve ever done in my life, but also one of the best!

Now I spend my days on the most beautiful place on earth. I still spend summers with family in Minneapolis too. When I’m not busy photographing weddings, elopements, couples, and families, you can find me exploring the Hawaiian islands or traveling around the world.

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I’m based in Honolulu on the gorgeous Hawaiian Island of Oahu. I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to live in tropical island paradise! In addition to Oahu, I serve all of Hawaii, including Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island.

Though I call Hawaii home, I’m a born-and-raised Minnesota girl and my ties in Minneapolis are strong! In addition to being a full time photographer, I manage a beautiful studio space, and I own and manage residential rental properties. Most importantly, all my family and oldest friends live in Minnesota! I’m currently booking 2024 and 2025 commissions in both the Hawaiian Islands and Minnesota.

I also travel frequently (42 countries and counting!) and am available for commissions anywhere around the world. My passport is always ready and I’m a frequent flyer (TSA Pre + Global Entry + Delta Diamond); well accustomed to fitting copious amounts of camera gear in the overhead bin of even the smallest of planes.


good photography is so much more than just snapping pretty pictures. A good photographer will make you look, and feel, like a million bucks.

Film? Like film film?

Yes, film! Like the nostalgia of your childhood! It's my medium of choice, and I absolutely adore everything about it! Film photography has a classic, ethereal quality. It radiates warmth. The images will stand the test of time.

The best part? When my clients see their photographs, they’ve never felt so beautiful and appreciate all the qualities about film that I love too.

Though film is my preference, digital also has a place in my work, as some lighting situations (and ultra fast paced moments - or kiddos!) call for the versatility of digital imagery. I carry a full array of the top-of-the-line film, digital, and lighting equipment with backups. All film captured is scanned in partnership with my trusted professional lab, and your images, whatever the format, are edited into a flawless, cohesive story. Film or digital, you’ll receive high resolution files in an online gallery, ready to love, share, and print.

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I'm here for you every step of the way. Whether you're planning a wedding, want to elope, or just want photos of your once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hawaii, I got ya!


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